Biochemist

Biochemists study the biochemistry of living organisms and the molecular structure and function of related components.

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    Overview

    Biochemists study the biochemistry of living organisms and the molecular structure and function of related components.

    Day-to-day

    • studies the forms and structures of bodily organs and tissues by systematic observation, dissection and microscopic examination
    • investigates the chemical structure and function of living cells and their isolated components, organs and tissues in humans, animals, plants, and micro-organisms
    • examines micro-organisms, such as bacteria, fungi, yeast and their enzymes, and uses the knowledge gained to create and develop new, and improve existing, products, materials and processes.

    To become a Biochemist

    • You need a bachelor degree in science or applied science majoring in biochemistry, molecular biology, biomedical science or a related field to work as a Biochemist. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

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